Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Okay, so I can't share any Disney secrets on this blog, but can I just say that today was pretty darn cool? I take the bus from my car to my work location each morning, and my day got off to a pretty great start. I was not expecting to see this behind-the-scenes magic, and it was such a nice surprise!
I know, I'm such a tease, right? Okay, I will say one thing about work today though... I got to help one of the newer Cast Members tonight! It's so fun to help others learn the job and feel like I'm paying forward the kindness that I was shown in my first few weeks.
Alright, alright, I'll share something else about work... I actually met a family who lived in my hometown at one time! They knew our school mascot and thought it was really cool to meet a Cast Member who had lived there as well. It was great for me, because so few people from New York even know where my hometown is, so I never thought I would meet anyone who had actually lived there!
So now I'd like to see if anyone would like to share their opinions with me... I don't want to give away too much detail, but basically today I heard that it was incredible for a family to have five little kids. But then when I mentioned that I was the oldest of six, it was kind of brushed off because my parents adopted all of the kids and so they knew what they were getting into.
I didn't really think anything of this at first because I was busy and couldn't continue the conversation anyway. But tonight I happened to think about it again, and I'm wondering what everyone else thinks about this. Is it strange for a family to have lots of kids, but not as strange if they're adopted? Why would it be any different? I don't think it's crazy for any family to have a lot of kids, no matter how the kids were brought into the family, but I could understand if people think that five or six kids is a bit much. I've definitely heard of that before, that people are amazed by larger families. I've just never heard of people feeling differently toward families with many biological kids versus many adopted kids. I wasn't sure whether I should be offended or not.
Whenever I think I've heard it all regarding foster care and adoption, something new takes me by surprise... If you have any thoughts on the matter, I'd love to hear them in the comments below!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.